• Senegal  • Kenya  • Columbia • Cameroon 

• Papua New Guinea • China  • Japan •

Why do we wear the bracelets?

They’re a way to carry “home” around with us.
They’re a tangible piece of our identity.
They remind us of the places that shaped us.
They remind us that our passport culture is not our only culture.
They are an outward expression of belonging, or (depending on where we are), not quite belonging.
They are our “sacred objects.”

For those of us who have constantly had to leave so much behind, it’s a comfort to have some things we can always take with us, things we don’t have to give up.

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